Welcome to “Excerpts from Sunday” a weekly report from birkenhead.news. This is a roundup of important local news from the past seven days. Click or tap on each story to read the full article.

A Wirral garden center and cafe, run by a local autism charity, has reopened to the public after closing during the pandemic.

Based in Bromborough Pool Village, near Port Sunlight, the garden center offers people with autism the opportunity to learn valuable work and social skills, while serving customers and working behind the scenes.

Run by Wirral-based Autism Together, the business opened in 2012 and has always been popular with customers in the local community.

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A new filmmaker from Wirral is set to see his first TV documentary as part of a new BBC Arts series.

‘Mary Lost Her Battle’ by Oisín Power, who grew up in West Kirby and attended local schools, will be part of a BBC Four series called Screengrabbed Too, which aims to unearth emerging artists and filmmakers from across the UK. United.

The documentary is a tribute to his late mother, Mary Power, who worked for 17 years as a community pharmacist in West Kirby and died three years ago.

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Future Yard in Birkenhead will host a day of exhibitions, creative workshops, films, talks and DJs, followed by an evening of live music and performances on September 25.

The event raises funds to ensure the future of Ron’s in Oxton, the home of the late Birkenhead artist Ron Gittins, as a place to support and inspire creativity for all.

From 2pm daytime, you can step into the iconic Tardis-like gallery on wheels, The Caravan Gallery, to see photographs of Britain in all its sur/reality, and get your gladrags for a portrait of the Award-winning photographer Casey Orr at her Saturday Town pop-up Photo Studio.

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With the London Marathon fast approaching, former Tranmere Rovers player Alex Hay joins over 80,000 runners as they prepare to take on the iconic 26.2-mile race.

Alex, 40, who will support Clatterbridge Cancer Charity, grew up in Rock Ferry and was lucky enough to be selected to play as a professional striker for Tranmere Rovers.

Growing up in the area, like so many others, Alex was touched by the care and support provided by Clatterbridge Cancer Centre. In 1996 Alex’s grandfather was treated at Clatterbridge Cancer Center for lung cancer and since then he has had other family members and close friends treated at Clatterbridge Cancer Center .

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Birkenhead Sixth Form College is investing over £1.5 million in expanding several facilities to meet growing student demand.

After bucking the national trend of lower A-level grades this summer compared to 2020 and 2021, college students exceeded expectations and managed to increase high grades from 15% to over 60% in earning the grades A* – B or equivalent.

The £1.6 investment also includes £750,000 granted by the Department for Education in recognition of the college’s need to increase its capacity, which already has more than 1,500 students.

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Hoylake and West Kirby RNLI were asked to launch by the UK Coastguard on Sunday September 11 to help two people who were cut off by the tide on Middle Eye in the Dee Estuary and were feeling the effects of the cold.

The victims had been located by RNLI Wirral lifeguards, who carried out routine checks on the islands around high tide and reported their condition to the coastguard.

Hoylake RNLI Hovercraft Spirit Hurley and her crew of volunteers launched and headed for the location of the victims at the northern end of Middle Eye. Given the local terrain, the West Kirby RNLI Class D IRB Lifeboat seahorse was also tasked with supporting the hovercraft.

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Impact North West received the prestigious ADHD Friendly Award from the ADHD Foundation for its work with children with ADHD this school year.

Impact North West, with sites in Eastham, Birkenhead, Ellesmere Port and Northwich in Cheshire, is a part-time alternative education provider that places inclusion at the very heart of its culture and philosophy, which is reflected in the work they have done to help secure this award.

Impact North West considered all of the major barriers to learning for children with ADHD and sought to address them in their daily practice. This includes using tactile resources in each classroom as a tool to help children regulate their attention, as well as to facilitate weekly “enrichment trips”.

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Tranmere residents are invited to events between September 24 and October 2 as part of the national network of people celebrating “Great Big Green Week”.

The aim is to make people more aware of how global warming, climate change and biodiversity loss affect them and others around the world.

Residents can also be advised on how they can change their own carbon footprint so that they use less energy and save money at the same time.

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After a summer break, The HandCrafted Market is preparing to return to West Kirby on Saturday October 15th.

With more stalls than ever, there will be plenty of special craft gifts to browse and buy. Why not start your Christmas shopping early?

This is the first of three West Kirby markets to close the year. Each of the three markets will be filled with 25 stalls, offering a wide variety of handcrafted products by talented artisans from across Merseyside and surrounding areas.

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After the incredible success of the first Pacific Road Record Fair in Birkenhead earlier in the year, VOD Music returns to the banks of the Mersey with an even bigger Record Fair.

The venue is again the historic Tram Shed on Pacific Road in Birkenhead and takes place on Saturday 1st October with 30 record stalls bringing together record dealers from across the UK.

Working closely with the Wirral and Pacific Road Chamber of Commerce, this former music venue will be brimming with music of all genres and formats, including vinyl, CDs, cassettes, as well as merchandise and memorabilia – with titles to suit all budgets, from bargains to rare and highly collectible items.

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The Wirral Met College is launching a unique printmaking exhibition, showcasing artwork created during its first printmaking residency.

The college hosted two established local printmakers, Emily Lansley, aka GloMoth and Andrew Berry aka thousand eyes to become artists in residence at its Twelve Quays campus, located in historic Morpeth Dock in Birkenhead.

Both were invited to work independently and collaboratively to create hand-printed artwork inspired by the location around the Wirral Met College and the history of Birkenhead and its docks.

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